I love pork…

Pork belly in the oven

… because it most certainly is the most delicious meat in the world. And he does too!

And this sort of love knows no boundaries.

Even when raw, I love pork. No kidding. A few months back, we spotted a lovely slab of pork belly while checking out the wet market in hopes of finding something to cook for dinner. I pictured roasted pork belly and started to salivate.

Of course he gave me that questioning ‘Are you sure’ look. We both have never cooked pork belly in our entire lives. We just like to eat it.

I had no recipe, no clue how I was going to do justice to the poor pig. But I knew that it was guaranteed to be delicious. (I still believe I have kitchen thumbs…hehe ;p )

So we bravely bought a good 1kg+ pork belly home.

Beautiful pork belly

When it was close to dinnertime, I thawed the belly and started to google for recipes.

The boy thought that we did not need any recipe and was about to marinate the belly with a myriad of random sauces and herbs when I stepped in.

Turns out, Jamie Oliver had a pork belly recipe on his site. I was convinced that his pork belly recipe would get me the most delicious roasted pork belly ever.

And it did!

The most challenging part was scoring the belly because all the knifes were blunt! He assisted with the necessary massaging of the belly to disperse the salt and I think he did a great job 🙂

Tender Pork Belly

It took a really long time to cook though. By the time we were done, it was 8pm. But we had other food to keep us full so it was fine. You could say that the pork belly was our ‘dessert’!

And we were mighty pleased with the belly. It was tasty and moist. Not bad for a virgin attempt.

Jamie Oliver, thanks for making my first attempt at roasting pork belly a success 🙂

Posted on 11th Oct 2011 in pork


There Are 8 Comments


Fun commented on October 30, 2011 at 4:23 am

Hi Cheryl, the pork belly looks amazing!


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